What's Next?When we met up with Lightner at the track he was still testing the truck out. His previous trip to Speedworld Raceway outside of Phoenix resulted in a split intake manifold that could not withstand the triple-digit boost pressures. Lightner ran high 12s on fuel only and a stock P-pump, so there is plenty of power left on the table. The rollcage, driveshaft hoop, and other safety features leave Lightner with room to go faster in the future without breaking any track rules. Making his newest creation quicker at the dragstrip should keep him from thinking about painting that Shelby Mustang orange, and shoehorning a Cummins engine under the hood--at least for the time being. Lightner fabricated custom ladder bars to limit axlewrap and increase traction for hard launches off the line. Also visible are the lines for the transmission cooler and the wiring from the batteries to the engine.Lightner fabricated custom ladder bars to limit axlewrap and increase traction for hard la Dual Optima Red Top batteries fire the Cummins engine. The batteries are mounted at the very back of the bed to aid in weight transfer. A Moroso kill-switch makes it easy to disconnect the batteries from the electrical system, in case there's an accident.Dual Optima Red Top batteries fire the Cummins engine. The batteries are mounted at the ve A whole complement of Auto Meter gauges adorn the interior of the Super Duty, monitoring rpm, boost, EGTs, fuel pressure, nitrous pressure, oil pressure, water temperature, and voltage.A whole complement of Auto Meter gauges adorn the interior of the Super Duty, monitoring r Can you tell that Lightner is an electrical engineer? Compared to the systems he builds at Custom Data Engineering, wiring the Super Duty was a piece of cake. All the switches were clearly labeled to limit mistakes on the track. With the dash removed, the ignition, lights, and other functions are controlled via a panel between the front seats.Can you tell that Lightner is an electrical engineer? Compared to the systems he builds at The interior of the truck was completely gutted to save weight and complexity. The one creature comfort that remains is the air conditioning. "Have you ever worn a fire suit in Phoenix in the summer?" Lightner asked in response to why the A/C remained. The interior cage was fully TIG-welded by B&A Motorsports and constructed from 4130 chromoly. The Mastercraft seats and five-point harnesses from Driven Auto were mounted directly to the cage for added safety at the track.The interior of the truck was completely gutted to save weight and complexity. The one cr « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!